Position, Professor (Open Rank), Institute of Asian Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam

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Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Institute of Asian Studies
Open-Rank Positions - Institute of Asian Studies

Institution Type:    Other
Location:    Brunei Darussalam
Position:    Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor

The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam is in a phase of active expansion. This has created 5 Open-Rank Positions (Assistant Professor; Associate Professor or Professor) in the disciplinary areas of Economics, Human Geography, Sociology, Anthropology and History.

  •     Economist must have a research and teaching focus on Southeast Asia. Candidates with knowledge and interest in the economic history of financial and capital flows across the region are particularly welcome. The ability to situate research in a wider international perspective and the context of shifting regional balances of power is also desirable.
  •     Human/Cultural Geographer must have a research and teaching focus on Southeast Asia. Candidates with knowledge of the human migration and/or capital flows/patterns of the region are particularly welcome. Interest in development and environmental issues alongside the ability to situate research in a wider international perspective is also desirable.
  •     Sociologist must have a research and teaching focus on Southeast Asia. Candidates with knowledge and interest in societal and community formation across Borneo or other areas in the region are particularly welcome. The ability to situate research in the context of shifting regional dynamics is also desirable.
  •     Historian must have a recognised university with a research and teaching focus on Southeast Asia. Candidates with knowledge and interest in the economic histories of the region are particularly welcome. The ability to situate research in a wider international perspective and the context of shifting regional balances of power is also desirable.
  •     Social/Cultural Anthropologist must have a research and teaching focus on Southeast Asia. Candidates with knowledge and interest in the peoples and cultures of Borneo are particularly welcome. The ability to situate research in a regional perspective of shifting dynamics is also desirable.

The successful candidates will hold a joint appointment with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. This will involve contributions to both the Institute and Faculty in terms of research, supervision and some limited teaching responsibilities at both undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will have a PhD in their relevant discipline from a reputable university, a demonstrable track-record of excellence in research with internationally peer-reviewed publications and a proven capacity to initiate, lead and collaborate on research projects. The Institute has established ties with a number of universities and other key bodies globally alongside funding for research and graduate students. The aim is to establish IAS as a major knowledge hub in a growing network of Asian-based research establishments. Successful applicants will be eligible for UBD’s new internationally competitive and tax-free salary scheme.

Contact: 

Registrar & Secretary
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link
Gadong BE1410
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
Email: office.recruit@ubd.edu.bn

Application forms can be downloaded from our website at www.ubd.edu.bn/careers-ubd/academic/ and completed applications must reach us by 31st October 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for interview.
Website:  www.ias.ubd.edu.bn

Posting Date:  10/15/2014
Closing Date  10/31/2014